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Far Away and Long Ago

Far Away and Long Ago by William H. Hudson
By: (1841-1922)

Far Away and Long Ago by William H. Hudson is a beautifully written memoir that transports readers to the author's childhood in the wilds of Argentina. Hudson's vivid descriptions of the landscape, wildlife, and people of the Pampas bring the world of his youth to life in a way that is both enchanting and nostalgic.

The author's deep connection to nature is evident throughout the book, as he recounts his adventures exploring the vast plains and forests that surrounded his family's farm. Hudson's love for the land and its inhabitants shines through in every page, making it easy for readers to get lost in his world.

While the memoir is primarily a personal reflection, there are also elements of history and anthropology woven throughout, adding depth and context to Hudson's experiences. His observations of the indigenous peoples of Argentina provide valuable insights into their way of life and customs, making Far Away and Long Ago a valuable historical document as well as a compelling read.

Overall, Far Away and Long Ago is a captivating memoir that will appeal to readers with an interest in nature, history, and personal storytelling. Hudson's lyrical prose and profound connection to the natural world make this book a timeless classic that is sure to leave a lasting impression.

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William Henry Hudson (August 1841 – 1922) was an author, naturalist and ornithologist. Hudson was born of U.S. parents living in the Quilmes Partido in Buenos Aires Province, Argentina, where he spent his youth studying the local flora and fauna and observing both natural and human dramas on what was then a lawless frontier. ‘Far Away and Long Ago’ is a classic memoir of a boy, fascinated by nature, on the Pampas in the 19th century.

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